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Downtown Roanoke Inc. and Haley Toyota Kick Off “City Market Saturdays” on the Historic Roanoke City Market this Wee

April 20,2011


This Saturday, April 23, Downtown Roanoke, Inc. will kick off “City Market Saturdays,” sponsored by Haley Toyota and supported by Stellar One Bank, on the Historic Roanoke City Market!  Free activities will be offered every Saturday on the Market through October 1, 2011. 

DRI is excited to begin this series with a NEW event, a Downtown Easter Egg Hunt & Photos with the Easter Bunny.  The FREE Easter Egg hunt will be held inside Center in the Square for children 10 and under.  The hunt begins at 10am and will last until all the eggs are found.  The Easter Bunny will be on the Historic Roanoke City Market from 11am until 2pm, and photos can be made for a nominal fee.

Other April and May events are as follows:

April 23           Downtown Easter Egg Hunt & Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 30           Music by Barefoot West

May 7             Downing Brothers Band & “Plant a Pot” for Mom for Mother’s Day

May 14           Norah’s Café Cooking Demo

May 21           Music by the Poison Bottom Boys Band

May 28           Family Day, featuring an Outdoor Climbing Wall sponsored by Roanoke Outside  

City Market Saturdays sponsors include Haley Toyota, Stellar One, City Magazine, WYYD, Steve FM, Sunny FM, WROV, and WDBJ7.

Also, starting this Friday, April 22, 2011, EBT cards will now be accepted for eligible items on the Historic Roanoke City Market.  Credit cards (not debit cards as originally released) will also be accepted on many market items. The terminal will be available for card purchases during the following hours:

Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm on the Market

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm, available on demand in the DRI office at 213 Market
                                  Street (elevator entrance on the corner of Market St. and Kirk Ave.)

Visit www.downtownroanoke.org for more information.



Downtown Roanoke, Inc. is a tax-exempt member organization first chartered in 1960 to provide services and support to downtown property owners, businesses and residents.  DRI provides services throughout the Downtown Service District under a contract with the City of Roanoke and also manages the Historic Roanoke City Market which is the oldest continuously-operating open air market in Virginia.  DRI also presents a number of showcase events in downtown Roanoke including the Harvest Festival, and the SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas - a major holiday season street festival taking place each year on the first three Fridays of December.

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